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Posted on Wed Nov 27th, 2019 @ 5:09pm by Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Pike & Lieutenant JG Vanessa Jackson

Mission: Mission 2: Escort

Nathaniel had just finished talking with his cousin and new CO Jack, the New Hampshire was currently docked at Star Base 400 for extended repairs and new crew members. Nathaniel this time had decided to leave the twins in the care of his Dad, it wasn't easy but he figured that it would be best for them to be on Earth.

Vanessa walked in and wrapped her arms around him. "You look serious. What's up?"

Nathaniel turned his head looking at her "Oh I was just wondering if my Dad will be able to handle taking care of the boys for a while."

"They're well-behaved kids. I'm sure they'll help him adapt." Her smile was encouraging. "Besides, he raised you."

"Thanks, yeah they are pretty good boys." Nathaniel turned towards her "Besides it should give my Dad something to do and keep him busy." He smiled then pulled out a box "Vanessa, will you marry me?"

The sudden change of subject took her by surprise. She stared at him for several seconds. "Did you just ask me to marry you?" As much as she wanted to believe it, she was afraid she was hearing things.

He opened the box showing the engagement ring inside with an Orion ruby in the middle "Yes I did just ask you to marry me."

"It's beautiful." She looked from him to the ring and back. "Yes. I want to marry you." She hugged him tightly. "I love you."

Nathaniel hugged her back "I love you too." He then moved his arms, taking the ring out he then took her hand and placed it onto her hand "I am glad that you have accepted my future Mrs. Pike."

She wiped the tears from her face, still grinning. "So am I, Mr. Pike." She leaned forward and kissed him, unable to express with words how she felt.

He kissed her back then looked at her "So what's on your mind my love?"

"Celebrating," she teased. "How long 'till we have to leave?"

Nathaniel thought for a second "Well when I spoke with Colonel Pike, he said we have two weeks before the New Hampshire leaves Star Base 400, with getting some new crew, reports and all of that stuff."

"Good. That gives us time to get everything settled and spend some time with the boys."

Nathaniel nodded "We just need to get your stuff in here."

"I can take care of that," she said. "It won't take long. Do you want to get married before we leave, so the boys and our father can attend, or wait for a while?"

He looked at her "We can get married now if you want before my Dad and boys head back to Earth, if you want to."

"What do you want?" she asked. He was being remarkably calm about all of this and she wasn't sure what to think.

"I just want to be married to you and spend the rest of my life with you, and to have a family with you." He smiled at her.

"So do I," she said, hugging him again. "And I don't want your father or your kids to be left out." She didn't want to rush him, or rush anything, but she didn't want to stretch it out too long because it might be a while before they got back.

Nathaniel hugged her back "Very well, I shall inform my Father and cousin." He looked at her "I am sure the Colonel will be willing to marry us."

"All right," Vanessa said, smiling at Nathanael. "Let's do it."

Nathaniel nodded "Ok then. Let me let them know while you take care of your things." He kissed her then headed over to the comm station.

Lt.Commander Nathaniel Pike
Chief Security


Lieutenant JG Vanessa Jackson
Assistant Chief Science Officer
USS New Hampshire


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